BIBLE READING: Habakkuk 3:3-7
“God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.” Habakkuk 3:3-4
There was a man in the 1800’s, who in his younger days lived an unruly life, but received Christ as his Savior and was discipled at a church in London. While on his way to work as a carpenter, he was moved to write the words, “On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” He later finished the rest of the words of the hymn he felt impressed to write. Later that week he was on a church visit. After reading scripture and praying with his host, he wanted to sing a hymn with them (as part of tradition of the day). He could not find a hymn book anywhere, so he pulled out the paper in his pocket. He started singing the words, “My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” It was such a blessing to the family that he had the hymn published and later many more. Edward Mote later gave up his career as a carpenter and became a preacher. We are reminded today in our passage that God is mighty and holy. He deserves all glory and praise. This same God loves us. Through Christ as His children, we can stand firm in Him and find our security. As we have looked at the struggles in the book of Habakkuk and see many today. Nothing can waiver or move the security we have in Christ. Today we can praise the Lord for the security and strength that can only be found in Him!
David Fulp II